Autumns last experiment pres

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Autumn's Last Experiment Selective Attention And Response Competition
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Definitions Selective Attention- the focusing of attention on some perceptual inputs to the exclusion of others Response Competition- a slowing of the correct response due to priming of incorrect responses Flanker- a distraction sound or letter Priming- the implicit memory effect in which exposure to a stimulus influences to responses with later stimulus Focusing attention to an object of task is a strategy used in everyday living. ex. Reading, writing
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Theories Eriksen (1974) researched selective attention theory and created the flanker paradigm. -participants saw a single letter that appeared in a known location -flankers were compatible, neutral or incompatible -results showed increased RT with incompatible flankers -results suggest the ability to use the degree of response competition to measure the size of selective attention focus, the area to which we can restrict attention.
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Theories Further research was conducted by Zeef, Sonke, Kok, Buiten and Kenemans (1996) using a flanker paradigm to investigate changes with age in selective attention -participants saw centerally presented targets which were
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